The Responsibility of Jewish Community Services for the Preservation of Jewish Values: A Fixed Point of Reference

By Jacob J. Weinstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1958

The author, a Reform rabbi, argues that the organized Jewish community puts too little emphasis on Jewish values and the Jewish religion. Jewish education, the author contends, is treated as a stepchild, and contributions to synagogues and Jewish funds are treated as indulgences to excuse lo levels of Jewish affiliation, knowledge and practice. The author advocates sublimating many of the social services currently conducted by the Jewish community into agencies of the broader community, allowing Jewish organizations to concentrate more fully on Jewish values. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, ed. By Herbert Aptekar, v.35, no.1, September 1958, p.33-37

Topic: Jewish Organizations, Religion, Values

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert

Volume/Issue: Vol. 35/No. 1

Page Number(s): 33-37

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Weinstein, Jacob J. The Responsibility of Jewish Community Services for the Preservation of Jewish Values: A Fixed Point of Reference. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1958: 33-37. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1072


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